Archive for January, 2011

Which OZ Animal do you LOVE and want to support? – Giving U™

Monday, January 31st, 2011



In celebration of upcoming Valentine’s Day, we Adventure Philanthropists are going to adopt the Australian animal we *love * the most!

You vote and the GoErinGo! Fund will sponsor the care of one of these critters for 1 year! The …

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New Zealand’s South Island: 25 Favorite Photos

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

I haven’t been to New Zealand since I was 15, when I was living and going to school in Auckland. During that time, my family toured the North Island extensively, but we never made it down to the South Island.…

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Oz Under Water – Giving U™

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

flood_1Happy Australia Day!

I’ll be spending my first Aussie Day celebrating at an outdoor concert in Federation Square, then I’m heading to the Australian Open Tennis to see Rafa play on center court – quite possibly the best day EVER!…

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Tragedy in Tasmania: Revenge of the Sand Fly

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

Hospital_Care_for_FeetI had big plans for Tasmania — I was going to hang out for several days hiking and biking the idyllic countryside. Alas, my Tassie plans hit a snag in the form of the nasty sand fly.

I was attacked …

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MESSAGE: New Zealand – South Island

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Erin-at-Mackinnon-PassI sent my first MESSAGE from Fiji – if you missed it, here it is. Now it time for my second country MESSAGE from New Zealand’s South Island — Enjoy!

MEET (Cool Meet Ups) – Rugby Sevens tournament in …

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Why & How to Wear a Face Net

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Face-NetLet’s admit it, face nets are not flattering. But it you got to wear one, you should at least understand the why and the how of ‘em.

Why Wear a Face Net? Bugs.

We’re talking serious bugs. Malaria causing, Dengue-fever …

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Fijian Bure: A Modern Interpretation – LivingMini®

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Traditional_Fiji_BureA “bure” is a Fijian dwelling made of wood and straw. Traditionally, a bure functioned as a community center, where Fijian men (those that were circumcised) gathered to eat and sleep and “talk story” (as we say in Hawaii).

Today …

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5 Ways We Almost Died Hiking an Active Volcano

Friday, January 14th, 2011

1Erin_at_Lava_Death_March_GoErinGoSo I don’t do stupid things just by myself. This time, my partner in crime was my mother, which just goes to show that genius doesn’t run in the family.

While in Hilo, Hawaii for the holidays, we decided to take …

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Packing: Essential Items for your Day Pack

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Erin_at_End_of_Milford_Trek_GoErinGoEvery morning before I start out exploring, I organize my day pack. Here’s the funny thing – it doesn’t matter if you’re hiking in the country or strolling around a new city, you still need the same exact items.

I’m …

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Erin’s Stint as a Malasada Girl

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Malasada Girl - Erin Then
Malasadas_EatingI’m not so sure I want to tell you this but here goes: I used to be a “malasada girl.” A malasada is basically a Portuguese donut – dough that is fried and covered in sugar. Yum.

Portuguese laborers brought …

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